(CNN) — In the latest measures to curb the chaos in air traffic, Schiphol Airport extended its summer passenger limit in the summer and British Airways has stopped selling short-haul tickets from Heathrow Airport in London.
Schiphol Airport announced on Tuesday that it will continue its passenger ceiling until September and October.
The maximum number of passengers departing in September will be capped at 67,500, the airport said in a statement. That number will increase to 69,500 per day in October.
Schiphol acknowledged that this period includes two weeks of autumn break and “it is therefore expected that there will be an average of 3,500 too many local departing passengers.”
Based on the capacity made available by Schiphol, the independent slot coordinator (ACNL) will consult with all airlines to ensure that the number of passengers is appropriate in relation to the security capacity.
The passenger cap was originally introduced at the airport in June, with Schiphol blamed for higher-than-expected travel demand and a tight labor market leaving too few employees to cope.
Passenger hats are also in play at London’s Heathrow Airport.
British Airways announced Tuesday that it is suspending ticket sales for short-haul flights from Heathrow in response to the airport’s passenger limit.
In a statement, BA said it will “take responsible steps and limit available fares on some Heathrow services to maximize rebooking options for existing customers, given the restrictions placed on us and the ongoing challenges facing the entire airline industry. “
The affected flights are short-haul only and sales are expected to resume on August 8.
The passenger cap introduced at Heathrow last month targeted a daily exceedance of 4,000 seats, which would drop service “to a level that is not acceptable,” CEO John Holland-Kaye said when announcing the move.
Top image: Travelers queue up in the departure hall of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on May 26, 2022. (Jeroen Jumelet/ANP/AFP/Getty Images)